While National #TakeAHike Day is a concept celebrated in the United States, we’re not missing the opportunity to share some of our more, how shall we say, walking-friendly Great Inns of Britain.
Each of the 21 inns in our portfolio have been carefully hand-selected for their merits in not only quality hospitality but stunning locations too.
For many, destinations don’t come more stunning than those perched high above sea level, what with their incredible vistas and overwhelming sense of unworldly escapism.
With National #TakeAHike Day in mind, here are some of the best hiking routes to enjoy while staying at our selection of high up Great Inns of Britain.
Located a mere 11-minute drive from the popular honeypot of Bowness-on-Windermere, The Wild Boar is superb base from which to enjoy the fells, hills, forests and summits the Lake District is famous for.
Not everybody can scale Scafell Pike right away! For beginners looking for more of a comfortable introduction to Lakeland’s countless trails, tackle the Red Nab to Wray Castle walking route, measuring 3.1 miles there and back.
Located on the underdeveloped quieter western shore of Lake Windermere, this course not only offers uninterrupted views of the lakeshore but also traverses woodland with the treat of Wray Castle waiting at the end.
For those of moderate ability, hear the mighty crash of waves as you hike the 13km New Quay to Cwmtydu section of the spectacular Wales Coast Path in Ceredigion.
From Y Talbot, you’ll have to travel 50 minutes along the A485 and A482 by car to reach the route but what’s waiting for you at the end of this drive is truly worth it.
Beginning in the picture postcard coastal town of New Quay, this well signposted route features everything from pretty terraces to cliff top walking, not to mention excellent views back across Cardigan Bay when travelling toward Cwmtydu.
Based at the entrance to the North Pennines Area of Natural Beauty, The Rose & Crown at Romaldkirk couldn’t be better located for hiking buffs.
Rural walks are all about uncovering rugged natural beauty and that is in no short supply in Teesdale. After all, the three individual waterfalls of High Force, Low Force and Bleabeck Force can be explored in one fell swoop.
Give yourself plenty of time to explore because this 8.7 mile round trip will take around four hours to complete.
We’d forgive you for taking even longer given the excellent panoramic views on offer that include marvellously uneven stonewalls, quiet ox-bow lakes, isolated barns and of course, the impressive falling curtains of water this area is famous for.